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School Fee Abolition: Teachers’ Voices

Type: Research
Author(s): Wiener
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: The Effects of School Fee Abolition on Teachers, School fees
Tags: School Fees
Based on a review of the available school fee literature, teachers may face several challenges when fees are abolished, including large classes, a shortage of material resources, increased heterogeneity of learners, and weakened support from parents, head teachers, and non-governmental organizations. Comment

Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Trends in School Access and Experience in Eastern and Southern Africa

Type: Research
Author(s): Smiley, Omoeva, Sylla, Chaluda
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, OVC, orphans, vulnerable, participation
Now a decade since the term orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) entered the international development literature, FHI 360s Education Policy and Data Center took a look at 5 countries in subSaharan Africa to reflect on the continuing crisis and its relation to educational participation. Comment

Child Vulnerability and Educational Disadvantage in Uganda: Patterns of School Attendance and Performance

Type: Research
Author(s): Sylla, Omoeva, Smiley
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: Uganda, vulnerability, OVC, attendance, learning outcomes
This paper analyzes the extent to which Uganda's official government "child vulnerability" indicators are associated with two important components of educational disadvantage: school attendance and sixth grade learning outcomes. Comment

Most Vulnerable Children in Tanzania

Type: Research
Author(s): Terway, Dooley, Smiley
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: MVC; OVC; Tanzania; orphans; vulnerable; access; attendance
This paper analyzes the extent to which, in Tanzania, 'child vulnerability' indicators identified by the government of Tanzania are associated with lower educational access, and what additional indicators predict educational vulnerability. Comment

EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Decentralization

Type: Research
Author(s): Bernbaum
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Decentralization, lessons learned, decentralization
This objective of this review of five EQUIP2 Associate Awards is to gain insights from experienced development practitioners into practical lessons in designing, implementing, and evaluating decentralization projects. Comment

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Secondary Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Jacob, Lehner
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Secondary Education, secondary education, lessons learned
This brief provides an overview of secondary education in the developing world, the issues currently driving reform, and some examples of recent reform efforts, the rationale behind them, and lessons learned. Comment

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Policy Dialogue

Type: Research
Author(s): Jacob, Alvarado
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Policy Dialogue, lessons learned, policy dialogue
Policy dialogue is about talking through the issues and finding areas of agreement. This issue is particularly important in education, given the importance of a quality education for everybody in society. Comment

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Decentralization

Type: Research
Author(s): Weidman, DePietro-Jurand
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Decentralization, lessons learned, decentralization
Decentralization has become popular in the education sector because many governments have experienced problems providing centralized education services. While it is known that decentralization does not necessarily lead to improved quality of education and learning outcomes for children, it remains an important tool for education reform in developing and industrialized countries. Comment

EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Student Assessment

Type: Research
Author(s): Kuan
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Student Assessment, lessons learned, student assessment
This paper examines the efforts of EQUIP Associate Awards in four countries to establish a national system for measuring student learning outcomes and the lessons learned from these experiences. Comment

EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Education Management Information Systems

Type: Research
Author(s): Bernbaum, Moses
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Education Management Information Systems, lessons learned, EMIS
The principal objective of this paper is to gain insights and lessons learned from experienced development practitioners on designing, implementing, and evaluating projects that focus on EMIS or have EMIS components. The review did not focus on technical aspects of EMIS—databases, languages, etc., as this is best left to technical specialists. Comment

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